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Source: Sarah Sanders running for Arkansas governor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Posted at 8:31 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 20:31:06-05

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A senior campaign official tells The Associated Press that former White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders plans to run for Arkansas governor.

The official, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said Sanders plans to announce planned to announce her candidacy on Monday.

The daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders had been widely expected to run for the office after leaving the White House.

She joins an expensive GOP primary that includes Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Current GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson barred by term limits from seeking re-election next year.